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Korea ranks 4th at Int’l Earth Science Olympiad
Oct 14, 2014
A team of high school seniors has come in fourth place at the 8th International Earth Science Olympiad (IESO).The science event, held over eight days from September 22 to 30 in Santander, Spain, involved 82 students from 26 countries. The participants showed off their creativity ...


Software meets the humanities
Oct 13, 2014
“Create digital pictures based on historical records.” There is a new way to recreate historical events with the help of liberal arts and computer technology. Attempts to fuse the two different fields -- the humanities and software -- are on a constant rise. Images created...


Researchers develop flexible paper lithium-ion batterie...
Oct 02, 2014
Researchers are receiving the media spotlight as they have developed the first-ever flexible paper lithium-ion batteries, energy storage units that can be bent like paper and made from wood. The research was jointly conducted by Dr. Lee Sun-Young of the Korea Forest Research Inst...


Silver nanoparticle-coated air filter kills bacteria
Sep 30, 2014
Appliances installed in cars or buildings, including air conditioners and air cleansers, have filters designed to filter out airborne pollutants. The air filters, however, can themselves become a hotbed of harmful bacteria, where the deposited microorganisms can survive and multi...


Korea, Mongolia build space telescope research center
Sep 25, 2014
Korea and Mongolia have shared solar system monitoring technology with the opening of a new space telescope. The Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning and the Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI) formally launched the Optical Wide-Field Patrol Mongolia Stat...


Researchers mass-produce hydrogen from water
Sep 19, 2014
Scientists at Seoul National University (SNU) have developed a new technology to mass produce hydrogen (H2), a next-generation energy source, simply by casting sunlight onto water. The researchers succeeded in generating from water 74 times more hydrogen using the visible rays th...


New submarine Internet cable connects 9 Asian nations
Sep 16, 2014
The upcoming construction of new underwater Internet cables will connect nine nations and regions across East Asia, covering Korea, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. The new undersea cable system will help to accelerate Internet connectio...


Researchers develop healthier rice strains
Sep 15, 2014
In the past, many health-conscious people intentionally reduced their rice consumption to control their body weight. They don't have to do so anymore, however, due to newly-added health features that can be found in rice these days. The Rural Development Administration (RDA) rece...


One step closer to curing heart disease, researchers cr...
Sep 12, 2014
Researchers at the Seoul National University (SNU) hospital have succeeded in directly converting adult skin fibroblasts into vascular endothelial cells for the first time. SNU hospital cardiologists developed a way to transdifferentiate adult skin fibroblasts (SFBs) directly int...


Get the full picture of the Baekdudaegan
Sep 02, 2014
A pictorial information book about the wild plants and animals that live along the Baekdudaegan, the backbone mountain range of the Korean Peninsula, has recently been published. The Korea Forest Service has announced that its photo book, "Forest Biodiversity of the Baekdudae...